Hungary, Share of RES in the country’s total electricity generation reached 19.2 % in 2021

, SEE Energy News

According to preliminary data published by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH), the share of renewable energy in the country’s total electricity generation reached 19.2 % in 2021.

The majority of “green” electricity was generated by solar power plants – 3,793 GWh, which is a 54.3 % increase year-on-year. Solar reached 10.6 % share in Hungary’s total electricity generation in 2021 and 55.2 % share in electricity generation from renewable energy sources. It was followed by wind with 25.9 % and biomass with 9.5 %.

Hungary’s gross electricity generation amounted to 35,805 GWh in 2021, which is an increase of 2.05 % compared to 2020. Nuclear power had the largest share in electricity generation with 44.7 %, followed by fossil fuels with 35.1 %.

Hungary’s total electricity consumption has increased by 5.3 % year-on-year, with imports covering about 26.3 % of the demand.